Plant Care Buddha's Hand Citron

Buddha's Hand Citron

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Buddha's Hand Citron has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet

About Buddha's Hand Citron

Buddha's Hand Citron is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a pest magnet with only 17 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Buddha's Hand Citron likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis
Citrus
Rutaceae
Sapindales

Also known as

Fingered Citron

How to care for Buddha's Hand Citron

💦 Water

How often to water your Buddha's Hand Citron

Water needs for Buddha's Hand Citron
0.5 cups
every 9

Buddha's Hand Citron needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Buddha's Hand Citron

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Buddha's Hand Citron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Buddha's Hand Citron: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Buddha's Hand Citron love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Buddha's Hand Citron does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Buddha's Hand Citron in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Buddha's Hand Citron

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Buddha's Hand Citron: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Buddha's Hand Citron after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Buddha's Hand Citron prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Buddha's Hand Citron Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Buddha's Hand Citron requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Buddha's Hand Citron Light Requirements →

Buddha's Hand Citron Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Buddha's Hand Citron doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Buddha's Hand Citron Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Buddha's Hand Citron does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Buddha's Hand Citron →

When and How to Successfully Repot Buddha's Hand Citron →


💩 Fertilizer

Buddha's Hand Citron grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Buddha's Hand Citron is native to Southeast Asia and Australia.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Buddha's Hand Citron

Buddha's Hand Citron

Buddha's Hand Citron


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Buddha's Hand Citron has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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08/03/2021

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